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Frequently Asked Questions About Hong Kong

Where is Hong Kong located?
Hong Kong is located on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Its exact coordinates are: 22 18' N 114 10' E.

What continent is Hong Kong in?
Hong Kong is in the continent of Asia.

How many islands make up Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is made up of 262 islands.

What is the capital of Hong Kong?
Victoria, also known as Victoria City, used to be the "capital" of Hong Kong under the reign of the United Kingdom. Victoria has since been renamed to Central.

What country is Hong Kong located in?
Hong Kong is located within the territory of China.

Is Hong Kong a country?
No. Hong Kong, like Macau, is a Special Administrative Region of China. However, under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong runs its own economic and political systems different from those of mainland China.

Is Hong Kong part of China?
Yes. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China.

What languages are spoken in Hong Kong?
Cantonese is the de facto official language of Hong Kong, spoken by about 88% of the population. Mandarin and English are also widely spoken.

When did Hong Kong return to china?
The transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, commonly known as the "Return by Chinese" or "the Handover" took place on July 1, 1997.

What time is it in Hong Kong?